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Israel for Reel: Bringing It All Together (In Person)

Bringing it all together: discussing Israel in the private and public spheres : Seeing Israel through the songs of the Eurovision contest

The hype; the behind-the-scenes drama; the music; the shifting political, sexual, and cultural identities and politics both within Israel and without…

In this session we will embark on a journey into the Eurovision song contest. Eurovision is the most watched reality song competition in the world.  Every year since 1973 Israel has participated in this contest.  The songs that Israel has sent to represent the nation throughout the years provide a unique opportunity to gain insight into the many issues facing Israel, and to experience how these issues impact the national mood and spirit in the country.

This course follows a sequential structure, but anyone is welcome to join at any point, or to drop in to any class. If you have questions regarding participation, please contact Rabbi Vanessa Harper, [email protected].

Dates: Mondays, February 12, March 4, March 18, April 1

Registration: Please click on the purple registration button above.

Fee: Members: $0 / Non-members: $250

This class is part of eLeMeNTs. | Lishma: Monday Night Torah – Connect to community and to ancient and modern Jewish wisdom through eLeMeNTs, TBE’s newest innovation in adult learning. Join us starting at 7:00 pm every Monday night for community connection, words of Torah, a dedication of learning, and a Kaddish opportunity before classes begin at 7:30.